DARREN CRISS (Blaine) became a YouTube sensation when he
created “A Very Potter Musical” with some friends from college during his senior
year and posted it online, garnering millions of views and the attention of the
musical theater world. They started StarKid Productions, writing and producing
subsequent online hits, “Me and My Dick” and “A Very Potter Sequel,” with Darren
providing the music and lyrics for the latter, and have an upcoming production
Darren made his television debut in 2009 as Josh Burton on ABC’s “Eastwick,”
with Rebecca Romijn, Lindsay Price and Jaime Ray Newman, and also appeared in
CBS’ “Cold Case,” before landing the role of Blaine on GLEE. His breakout
performance of Katy Perry's “Teenage Dream” in his first episode on the series,
set a milestone for GLEE, debuting at #1 on Billboard for the first time in the
show’s history and selling over 200,000 tracks in its first week.
A native of San Francisco, Criss plays a variety of instruments including
violin, guitar, piano, and drums.